Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
This week's gallery includes worshippers visiting Mecca during the Hajj pilgrimage; a shepherds championships competitor with his charges in Germany; and a carousel rider in Paris.
This gallery contains photos from the week of Aug. 3-Aug. 9, 2019.
Andre Schwendel leads a herd of sheep during the Shepherds Championships of the German state Thuringia in Hohenfelden in Hohenfelden, central Germany, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Shepherds lead a herd of 300 sheep together with two sheepdogs during the competition. The winner is the shepherd who leads the herd in the best formation. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. The Hajj occurs once a year during the Islamic lunar month of Dhul-Hijja, the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar year. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Women shout slogans and march on a street after Friday prayers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. A strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir in effect for a fifth day was eased Friday to allow residents to pray at mosques, officials said, but some protests still broke out in the disputed region. The predominantly Muslim area has been under the unprecedented lockdown and near-total communications blackout to prevent unrest and protests after India's Hindu nationalist-led government said Monday it was revoking Kashmir's special constitutional status and downgrading its statehood. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
As a street car passes, protesters with laser pointers cast a shadow depicting a dog, which represents a police officer, on the Hong Kong Space Museum during a rally in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. Demonstrators protested against the arrests of people caught in possession of laser pointers which police classified as offensive weapons saying they can harm the eyes. Hong Kong is facing its "most severe situation" since its handover from British rule in 1997 following weeks of demonstrations over an extradition treaty with mainland China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
From left, Melody Stout, Hannah Payan, Aaliyah Alba, Sherie Gramlich and Laura Barrios comfort each other during a vigil for victims of the shooting Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. A young gunman opened fire in an El Paso, Texas, shopping area during the busy back-to-school season, leaving multiple people dead and more than two dozen injured. (AP Photo/John Locher)
A bolt of lightning illuminates the clouds of a thunderstorm behind the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Firefighters battle the Marsh Fire near the town of Brentwood in Contra Costa County, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Pilgrims walk outside Namira Mosque in Arafat, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. More than 2 million pilgrims were gathered in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Friday to perform initial rites of the Hajj, an Islamic pilgrimage that takes the faithful along a path traversed by the Prophet Muhammad some 1,400 years ago. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Pigeons fly past a woman sleeping on a bench on a hot day in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. The national weather authority issued a heat wave warning with temperatures expected to rise above 35 degrees Centigrade (95 Fahrenheit) in the shade in the coming days. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
A woman smiles as she takes a ride on a carousel in the Montmartre district of Paris Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Lewis Joly)
This gallery was produced by Patrick Sison in New York.